Nom Nom Blog
BE KIND TO THE EARTH WITH NOM NOM
Did you know that Nom Nom materials are reusable and recyclable? In fact, some are even reusable. (If you're a cat with a thing for boxes, you can probably stop reading here).
For everyone else, read on for all the ways you can get the most from your box, liner, meal packs and everything else you find inside your shipments.
Recycling the Box
Your cardboard box can be re-used in many ways, or can simply be recycled each week. Collapse it for easier storing or use it to collect cans, paper or other recyclables you can put by the curb on your pick-up day.
We’ve seen lots of creative ways our customers have reused their boxes, up to and including:
- Playpen for kittens and puppies
- Training tool for cats and dogs
- Toy bins
- Moving / storage containers
But we’re always ready to be wowed. Tag us @nomnom on Instagram with your most inventive uses for a chance for you and your furry family members to be featured.
Recycling the Liner
Inside each Nom Nom box, you’ll find a liner (it may be silver or it may be brown). This is what keeps your pets' fresh food cool and safe in transit, ideally making life that much more convenient for you.
Our one-day liners (silver) are recyclable. Our two-day liners (brown) are made from renewable plant-based components and paper. These can be recycled the same way that cardboard can be recycled — if your local recycling center collects cardboard in the same swoop as the rest of your recyclables, feel free to discard it just the same as our one-day liners.
Sublimating Your Dry Ice
Inside each Nom Nom box, you’ll find a cloud of dry ice maintaining your Nom Nom at a safe temperature while it’s in transit.
Dry ice is actually quite eco-friendly on its own – it's made from recycled CO2 that already exists and would otherwise be released into the atmosphere. Once your box is open, remove your meals and place your box in a well-ventilated area to let any remaining dry ice sublimate (that’s science-speak for “break down”).
As a word of caution, we advise you take care while unpacking and never touch dry ice with your bare hands. Do not place dry ice on furniture or other surfaces and never dispose of dry ice in a sink, drain or trash can.
Recycling Meal Packs
We choose to individually portion your meals because we know well that precise portioning is key to pet health. We kinda wrote the book on it.
Luckily, each and every one of your meal packs is recyclable!
To recycle your Nom Nom meal packs, simply rinse them out and throw in the recycle bin. You can double check that your local recycling center will accept these hdpe#2 plastic bags at Earth911 or find a nearby recycling center that will.